Running The Latest Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu Linux OpenGL/Vulkan Benchmarks

Written by Michael Larabel in Proprietary Software on 15 June 2016 at 01:30 PM EDT. 33 Comments
Now that my Linux reviews of the GeForce GTX 1070 and GeForce GTX 1080 have been published, next on my agenda this week are running some fresh Windows vs. Linux graphics benchmarks with these Pascal graphics cards.

I'm planning on making this a rather interesting comparison and will include our first Vulkan benchmarks under both operating systems too. Still deciding the complete set of graphics/game tests being run under Windows and Linux, besides our usual cross-platform compatible test profiles.

I'm mentioning this now in case anyone has any particular test requests... Namely if you are a Phoronix Premium subscriber or have tipped now or recently via PayPal or Bitcoin.

Mainly looking at the tests that suit my strict testing requirements but I may be tempted to run a few of the more popular AAA Linux games manually if needed, to suit Phoronix Premium members. So if you'd like to see a really nice Windows vs. Linux GTX 1070/1080 comparison, consider joining Phoronix Premium if you haven't done so already, or tipping. At the very least, don't view this site with an ad-blocker.

Depending upon the tips / subscribers will determine how much time and resources I'm able to invest in this comparison -- that will also include some R9 Fury tests under each OS too. If there isn't much support but I end up getting carried away on a big comparison, I may very well experiment with making the Windows vs. Linux articles viewable to premium-only for the first few days. Thanks for your support!
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